1st Generation (2005—2009) Uplander Problems

Uplander owners with a 2005—2009 model year have the most problems with the transmission (15%), exterior (12%), and the electrical (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Slipping 6 complaints at an average of 79,333 miles in the 2006 Chevrolet Uplander.
  2. Transmission Slips 9 complaints at an average of 77,794 miles in the 2005 Chevrolet Uplander.
  3. Power Sliding Doors Are Not Safe 10 complaints at an average of 36,117 miles in the 2005 Chevrolet Uplander.

What Uplander Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 3 0 576 0.57
2008 29 1 561 6.6
2007 54 2 523 20.01
2006 34 4 471 13.48
2005 83 4 368 29.2

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